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How the Old World Ended|Jonathan Scott
How the Old World Ended : The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800
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A magisterial account of how the cultural and maritime relationships between the British, Dutch and American territories changed the existing world order - and made the Industrial Revolution possible

Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world. At its core the Anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism to intense creative effect. But a precondition for the Industrial Revolution was also the establishment in British North America of a unique type of colony - for the settlement of people and culture, rather than the extraction of things.

England's republican revolution of 1649-53 was a spectacular attempt to change social, political and moral life in the direction pioneered by the Dutch. In this wide-angled and arresting book Jonathan Scott argues that it was also a turning point in world history.

In the revolution's wake, competition with the Dutch transformed the military-fiscal and naval resources of the state. One result was a navally protected Anglo-American trading monopoly. Within this context, more than a century later, the Industrial Revolution would be triggered by the alchemical power of American shopping

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  • ISBN-13: 9780300243598
  • ISBN-10: 0300243596
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2020
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Page Count: 392